Prof. Timothy Holbrook

Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law

Professor Timothy Holbrook graduatedsumma cum laudefrom North Carolina State University, earning a BS in chemical engineering with a life sciences concentration. He received his JD from Yale Law School, where he served as a lead editor and publications director of theYale Journal on Regulation. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Glenn L. Archer Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Following his clerkship, Professor Holbrook worked in Budapest, Hungary, with the Hungarian patent law firm Danubia. Upon his return to the United States, he associated with the Washington, D.C., law firm of Wiley, Rein & Fielding (now Wiley Rein), where his practice focused on patent and appellate litigation.

Professor Holbrook has published widely on issues of patent law, international patent law and the patenting of human genes. His work appears in a variety of journals, including theHarvard Journal of Law and Technology,William and Mary Law Review,Washington University Law Review,SMU Law Reviewand twice inSciencemagazine. He is the co-author ofPatent Litigation and Strategy(3d ed.) with Judge Kimberly A. Moore and Chief Judge Paul R. Michel, both of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Before joining the Emory faculty, Professor Holbrook was a tenured professor at the Chicago-Kent College of Law. He served as the Edwin A. Heafey Jr. Visiting Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and also has taught as a visiting professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. He was a scholar-in-residence at the Center for Media and Communication Studies at the Central European University (Budapest, Hungary). While in Chicago, Professor Holbrook was a founder and the program chair for the Richard Linn Inn of Court. Since arriving in Atlanta, he helped establish the Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court. He also has served as an expert or consultant in a variety of patent litigation cases, both in the United States and abroad.

Professor Holbrook teaches classes in Patent Law, International Patent Law, Patent Litigation, Trademark Law and Policy and Property Law.

  • J.D., Yale Law School, 1996
  • B.S., North Carolina State University, 1993

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Publications and Multimedia
The America Invents Act: First to File versus First to Invent? - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group Podcast
June 20, 2011